Aviation Photo #1574744 Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash - USA - Air Force

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This is the unique FICON (FIghter CONveyor) modification of the prototype Thunderflash, designed to operate as a parasite fighter from a mother-ship B-36 (in fact GRB-36F) using a trapeze mechanism. Whilst technically successful, the operation was very challenging even for experienced pilots with several near disasters while unhooking or recovering. After a number of RF-84Ks were trialled by SAC in 1955-56, the project was dropped. The aircraft is now displayed indoors in the 91st SRS markings carried in the mid-1950s
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    Richard Vandervord
    USA - Air Force
    Republic YRF-84F Thunderflash
    Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
    Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
    Republic
    49-2430
    Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB (Wright AFB)
    Ohio
    USA
    August 1973
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